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  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    Stucks replied to a thread Single Turbo Question in N54
    as long as its a gen 2 turbo, i think youll be happy. that being said, id recommend a 6062 for your application.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum ArtPriest6.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 AM
    I'm getting a 3100 code for boost pressure deactivation. I don't have the stock solenoids anymore and just wiring off wastegate pressure now. What can I do to get rid of the code? Thanks
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  • Velocity26's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Velocity26 replied to a thread Single Turbo Question in N54
    Sered, Your 6466 is supposedly capable of ~850hp at the top, while a 6062 is estimated at ~750hp. For someone targeting ~600hp max, why should they accept more lag and a higher rpm power band with nothing in return? Either turbo can easily meet their power targets, but one of them has the benefit of more response for those who daily drive these cars. Asking who wants power at 2,500 rpm? The guy who is driving with an auto transmission in D mode while on his daily commute. If this were a dedicated race car, your comments would make a lot of sense ... minimal downside with plenty of upside potential. Another factor for all of the guys chasing 700+hp on their N54, the blown engine thread shows a lot of broken pistons and bent rods that were caused by people pushing 600+tq numbers. To those that plan to build the bottom end, good for you ... but you account for a very small percentage of N54 owners.
    14 replies | 658 view(s)
  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    I inject mine with apple juice the night before and leave it in the plastic shrink wrap to prevent it from leaking out. About an hour before cooking i pat it dry with paper towels, rub it down with oil and liberally apply a generic BBQ rub that i make. Smoke @ 225 until internal temp hits 205. Immediately wrap it in tin foil and towels and let it sit for an hour or two. I also smoke it fat cap down and flip it fat cup up while its wrapped - this seems to really let the fats and juices redistribute throughout the meat. I really enjoy cherry wood for the smoke but pork is extremely universal.
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  • Icewall's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    Icewall replied to a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    Thats odd. I always have the opossite experience of tony. He loved his twin disc with the hard ceramic puck discs and i hated mine. I havent had a problem with my gtr plugs and gc turbos. 26 psi without an issue. Ill find out more when i go back on the dyno. It however should be mentioned that i am spraying a lot of fuel through port injection while he is full di. So id keep that in mind.
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  • Ryan Mills's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    I appreciate the help! I'm pretty sure I'm going to miss this thing like crazy, but making payments on a Q7, S4, and a new Silverado is a bit much!
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    Just an update for people. Do not bother with the GTR plugs. For whatever reason, they do not like the combustion chamber environment of a DI engine. They are obviously fine on very high power GTR's. But I tried them twice to make sure it was not something else. I had 5992's in there, car ran perfect no misfires, gapped the GTR plugs, put them ran it again on the dyno. I would get the small dips on the graph, and could hear the plug misfires. I pulled them back out, check gap again, put them back in, same thing. I put my 5992's back in, ran it again, clean pulls. So in my opinion these are a no go, this was at a very reasonable 650WHP, not a crazy number or very high boost. The only plugs I will run in these cars currently is the 5992's. Hope this helps someone save some money.
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  • Sered's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    Sered replied to a thread Single Turbo Question in N54
    I dunno why there's an obsession with spool on the smaller turbos. I've got logs of my 6466 hitting 20psi at 3000rpms in 4th and positive boost at <2k; it is not laggy at all. Making anymore power down lower would be a waste imo. I don't think you're going to get any better response out of it either.
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  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    NGK 93026 (DILKAR8A8) Just so you are aware I'm ordering these plugs currently and the price has gone up to $20. You have it listed for 17 on the first page just giving you a heads up. I want to have an extra set with me just in case my current ones blowout on the dyno LOL
    78 replies | 3432 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 AM
    BeatriceOs, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • ba114's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    ba114 replied to a thread M50/52 + S50/52: Turbo e30 build in M50/S50/S52/M52 + M20/M30, S14, S38
    A present finally arrived today from the UK :) GS6-37DZ - 6 Speed from a 320d
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    Our Australian friends at Nizpro were nice enough to answer some questions for the BimmerBoost N54 community which is hungry for automatic transmission upgrade options. Nizpro recently demonstrated their upgraded ZF 6HP21 capability with hard launches on the drag strip. That is obviously just the beginning and development continues. BimmerBoost wanted to know when they were planning to release their transmission upgrade, what the upgrades entails, if the TCU software can be purchased separately, etc. These questions and answers below should provided some much needed details. BB: What is the expected cost? Nizpro: A fully internal Nizpro transmission upgrade will be approximately $ 7900 Australian dollars. BB: How close is it to release? Nizpro: We would like to be able offer full upgrades by Christmas . BB: Who is doing the TCU software tuning? Nizpro: Software calibrations are being done in house at Nizpro. BB: Does the $7900 AUD include software? Nizpro: Yes the calibration will be included as a complete package, however various calibration will be needed for various power levels. BB: Is it possible to purchase the software separately from the hardware? Nizpro: Absolutely, our plan is to offer calibrations totally separately. There will be a number of different calibration we will make available, for customers seeking different requirements. All will be based on standard transmissions, or of course our own upgraded transmission, if you have an upgraded transmission from another workshop you can certain use an off the shelf calibration but how it will behave I have no control over. BB: What is the expected torque capacity? Nizpro: Actual maximum torque numbers are a little hard to say, simply because there are many parameter that come into it. There is also a direct relationship with maximum torque numbers vs durability. In other words we could claim the transmission is capable of 1000 ft lbs of torque and in the fine print disclose it will last for half a mile at the torque figure. Customers need to be aware that the standard HP21 is rated at 450 nm, however this has a durability of 60,000 miles. It is clear that the stock transmission will cope with double its factory rating although its life expectancy is more like 20,000 miles those torque numbers. BB: How soon will Nizpro be testing the software as thus far the 335i with Nizpro upgrades did not utilize the software in its 1/4 mile runs? Nizpro: We actually have. We have track tested the car twice. Once using our upgraded transmission with Alpina for a base test data. 4 runs were recorded. We are not concerned with overall quarter mile times simply gear shift times for comparison, between calibrations. The second lot of testing using software changes were done the following weekend at a different track. The track had little grip on the day so the results were not really useful in terms of quarter times. This is all good news. Nizpro is on schedule to release their product this year and they will not force you to bundle their hardware and software together. Here are some additional details which should help get a better idea of what is involved. Things are looking up for the N54 automatic scene.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    COuldn't you bang something up like this and squeeze the silicon tube. Tie wrap in to the back on the same spots you did the hose itself
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 AM
    Moved to 3-Series -> E9X
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    Today, 04:18 AM
    Hey Barry2915: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 04:14 AM
    Welcome BerryValle, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 04:03 AM
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  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 03:59 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 03:58 AM
    Yes we have options, please PM me your details :)
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    Today, 03:55 AM
    Jehad.arnold, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • razvan's Avatar
    Today, 03:53 AM
    Hi all. I'm kind of new in the m54 scene, previously owning a m50tub25 and for a whyle, switching to Nissan CA18DET.. Anyway, I designed and built my own centrifugal supercharger, and aftel installing it, i found that the vacuum source, even Autowerke say is good, only shows vacuum values, even on partial throttle... I use the vacuum/pressure source to control a by-pass valve, but hence no pressure, the by pass is always open, and i have no boost...
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  • Charmuth's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 AM
    Here are some photos and videos of my exhaust setup, as well as info about it too. DP's: VRSF Kittyless. Midpipe: Berk (Installed and included in pictures and videos) & BMR custom fully unrestricted Midpipe (Uninstalled yet). Axleback: Stock. Between Midpipe & Axleback is an electric exhaust cutout by QTP with wireless remote option. I have the new BMR 3.5" midpipe but haven't installed it yet. The 1st video I'm including is a quick idle video of the cutout OPEN. The 2nd & 3rd video I'm including is recorded in the interior with the cutout OPEN and including the new MHD Tuning Exhaust Burble option. Some people seem to hate it while others love it, I personally absolutely love it. When cutout is closed and drive it on regular D mode, its very quiet and subtle. Pictures of the Berk Midpipe & Custom Exhaust Cutout: Picture of the QTP cutout wireless remote: Picture of the new BMR custom fully unrestricted Midpipe (uninstalled yet): Video 1 (Cutout Open, Idling): Video 2 (Recorded in the interior, Cutout open, and including MHD Exhaust Burble option.): Video 3 (Recorded in the interior, Cutout open, and including MHD Exhaust Burble option. Sorry for the bad quality of the video btw lol):
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    The MP4-12C was phased out in favor of an updated version of the platform you all know as the 650S. That is not to say a stock MP4-12C is not potent as it definitely is. It's a tall order for any mid-size luxury sedan to take down on the highway even a modded one. This second generation Cadillac CTS-V is supercharged from the factory with the 6.2 liter LSA engine. It responds well to modification which it will need to move its portly butt to keep up with the 31XX pound MP4-12C. This LSA receives a higher boost boost pulley, a cam upgrade, drag radials, and most importantly E85 fuel. Nothing too crazy about the mod list there. They run twice and the CTS-V gets the better of the MP4-12C in the first run partially thanks to a better start. For whatever reason the second run is not shown from the CTS-V's view but instead we get a chase view. The first perspective is out of focus and in the second view it looks close with the MP4-12C edging. Either way this is a potent Cadillac considering the mods and all the MP4-12C needs is a tune to decisively put things in its favor.
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  • Alpine's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    DA today was pretty ridiculous to say the least. I don't think it got much lower than 6000 if we were even lucky to see that. I tried everything just short of Fred Flintstone pushing the mofo off the line. Brake boost in 1st gear, let the car shift to 2nd, take over from there. Brake boost in straight sport automatic. No brake boost flooring it. Everything I did made zero difference to advance me beyond a 13.4. I figure the only real way to overcome the horrible launch capability of this trans and the spool of the turbo at this point is either a trans swap or adding another 100hp to the wheels and seeing what happens. Just baffling to me how BMW could build such a fantastic motor yet put one of the laziest ZF transmissions in with it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    Damn you beat those pistons up! Repped.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Good to see you willing to talk about it and post details.
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